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* Telkom CEO Sizwe Nxasana has decided not to renew his contract after seven years at the helm of the telecommunications provider. Lulu Letlape, Telkom group executive for corporate communications, says Nxasana made the announcement at a Telkom board meeting last week. His contract expires on 31 December. Letlape says Nxasana's reasons for leaving are purely personal and he has plans for the future. “Nxasana was not only a great asset to Telkom but contributed tremendously in terms of driving the organisation to new challenges, and the board has accepted his decision to pursue new challenges,” says Letlape. She says that in the coming seven months Telkom will look for a suitable candidate to fill Nxasana's shoes. “The board does not want to speculate, but Nxasana's decision not to renew his contract gives the board ample time to go through a proper process of appointing someone who will succeed Nxasana,” says Letlape. She adds that Nxasana will attend to his duties as CEO until his contract expires, and that once the board appoints a new CEO, Nxasana will help him or her to learn the ropes.

* Sheriff Adam has resigned as Director of TRASA. Negotiations are currently on-going with the person who will replace him.

* The Governor of Jigawa who is well-known as a fierce proponent of ICT has threatened to sack 1400 of the State’s teachers unless they become computer literate. He has given them three month’s to make a decision to do so or they will face dismissal.